2005 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 101 - 150 of 384
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
118
Cruise Planners
Travel agency
$2K - 22K
120
Wienerschnitzel
Hot dogs, ice cream
$546K - 1M
121
Decorating Den Interiors
Interior decorating services and products
$56K - 80K
122
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo wings, sandwiches
$2M - 4M
123
Postal Annex+
Packing, shipping, postal and business services
$139K - 205K
125
Carvel
Ice cream, ice-cream cakes
$249K - 381K
126
Hilton Garden Inn
Upscale midprice hotels
$11M - 21M
127
Golden Corral Franchising Systems Inc.
Family steakhouse, buffet and bakery
$2M - 6M
128
Beef O'Brady's Family Sports Pub
Family sports restaurant
$257K - 867K
129
Sunbelt Business Brokers
Business brokerage
$42K - 97K
130
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Mexican food
$594K - 795K
132
LA Weight Loss Centers
Health services & weight-loss counseling
*
$85K - 150K
133
Glass Doctor
Auto/residential/commercial glass repair and replacement
$109K - 289K
134
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Batteries, light bulbs, related products
$208K - 386K
135
Smoothie King
Smoothies, health products
$176K - 404K
136
EmbroidMe
Embroidery, screen printing, promotional products
$94K - 246K
137
Mr. Transmission/Transmission USA
Transmission repair and services
$173K - 246K
138
HomeVestors of America Inc.
Home buying, repair and selling
$37K - 346K
139
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Smoothies, wraps, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads
$166K - 415K
140
Maaco Franchising Inc.
Auto painting and collision repair
$339K - 451K
141
OpenWorks
Commercial cleaning, facility services
$17K - 120K
142
Huntington Learning Centers
Tutoring and exam prep
$98K - 198K
143
Foot Solutions Inc.
Comfort shoes and inserts for ages 40+
$206K
144
Gold's Gym
Health and fitness center
$1M - 4M
145
Penn Station East Coast Subs
Grilled subs
$258K - 520K
146
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Chocolates, confections
$116K - 469K
147
CertaPro Painters Ltd.
Residential and commercial painting
$129K - 162K
148
Moe's Southwest Grill
Southwestern food
$447K - 966K
149
American Leak Detection
Concealed water, gas and sewer leak-detection
$77K - 260K
150
Furniture Medic
Furniture and wood restoration and repairs
$54K - 70K
152
Mr. Handyman Int'l. LLC
Home maintenance and repairs
$102K - 130K
153
Gotcha Covered
Blinds, shades, shutters, draperies
*
$98K - 146K
154
Novus Glass
Auto glass repair and replacement
$47K - 229K
155
United Check Cashing
Check cashing and other financial services
$226K - 297K
156
Labor Finders
Industrial staffing
$120K - 207K
157
Del Taco Inc.
Mexican/American food
$768K - 2M
158
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services
In-home tutoring
$33K - 57K
159
Express Employment Professionals
Staffing, HR solutions
$110K - 195K
161
Money Mailer Franchise Corp.
Direct-mail advertising
$58K - 119K
164
My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Early-learning/fitness programs
$34K - 247K
165
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Asian-American food
$130K - 521K
166
Bojangles' Restaurants Inc.
Cajun chicken, biscuits, iced tea
$357K - 554K
168
First Choice Haircutters
Family hair salon
$182K - 274K
169
Kitchen Tune-Up
Residential and commercial kitchen and bath remodeling
$46K - 56K
170
Duraclean
Carpet and upholstery cleaning, disaster restoration, mold remediation
$34K - 131K
171
The HomeTeam Inspection Service
Home inspections
$39K - 72K
172
AlphaGraphics
Digital publishing, internet services, printing, marketing and communications
$248K - 385K
173
Wetzel's Pretzels
Soft pretzels, lemonade, hot dogs
$156K - 371K
174
Travelodge
Hotels
$198K - 7M
175
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 36K

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